an Italian island in the Mediterranean, between Corsica and Italy: the scene of Napoleon's first exile 1814–15. 94 sq. mi. (243 sq. km).
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How to use Elba in a sentence
The language Harp uses to describe his own youthful frustration could figure in any number of stories, but Elba opens it up anew.
Depending on how you define greatness, Elba may in fact be a great actor.
Elba’s character, a laconic gent named Harp, shares his untidy house with a horse, cordoned off in a makeshift living-room stall.
Elba started as a fact-checker for the Intercept and First Look Media’s visual journalism unit, Field of Vision, where she worked closely with writers, editors and filmmakers to ensure that stories were framed accurately and fairly.ProPublica Hires Mariam Elba as a Research Reporter | by ProPublica | March 9, 2021 | ProPublica
Before joining the Intercept, Elba was an editorial intern at the Nation, where she received her fact-checking training.ProPublica Hires Mariam Elba as a Research Reporter | by ProPublica | March 9, 2021 | ProPublica
Well, Elba has publicly stated that he would love to play the role.
Leaked emails show Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal confessing that the dashing Elba should be 007.Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal Studio Head Wants Idris Elba For the Next James Bond | William Boot | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was a recent piece titled, “Is Idris Elba a Hollywood Leading Man Yet?”Idris Elba on Eric Garner, ‘Mi Mandela,’ and Selling Weed to Dave Chappelle | Marlow Stern | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Idris Elba has, in the eyes of many, reached the melting point.Idris Elba on Eric Garner, ‘Mi Mandela,’ and Selling Weed to Dave Chappelle | Marlow Stern | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Typical of the posts was one woman who suggested that if Christian Bale could play Moses, then maybe Idris Elba could play JFK.White Guys Still Get The Best Bible Roles in Hollywood | Lewis Beale | September 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Napoleon landed at Elba at an early hour in disguise, with a sergeant's company of marines.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Accordingly, when the Emperor returned from Elba he was not among those who rushed to meet him.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
She involuntarily thought of the great Napoleon and his toy kingdom of Elba, of Garibaldi and his handful of patriots.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete | Gilbert Parker
All three divisions from Elba passed the Straits within the same forty-eight hours.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2) | A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
Everything was then afloat, and ready for a start as soon as the transports, still at Elba, should arrive.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2) | A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
British Dictionary definitions for Elba
a mountainous island off the W coast of Italy, in the Mediterranean: Napoleon Bonaparte's first place of exile (1814–15). Pop: 30 000 (latest est). Area: 223 sq km (86 sq miles)
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